Apprenticeships in Scotland

A Modern Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring Modern Apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

The Logistics Sector needs intelligent and highly motivated young people who are keen to carve out a career for themselves in a dynamic and growing sector.

Modern Apprenticeships provide a valuable entry route into the Logistics Sector and are focused at four levels: Modern Apprenticeships at SVQ Level 2 and SVQ level 3, Technical Apprenticeships at Level 4 and Professional Apprenticeships at Level 5+.

A Modern Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to gain valuable skills in one of four areas:

Modern Apprentices are employed and will have a a written agreement between them and their employer – the Modern Apprenticeship Training Agreement. The Agreement sets out what the apprentice will do for their employer, what the employer will do for their apprentice and is a detailed training plan. This means both employer and apprentice will know exactly what is expected to be achieved, how and where the training will take place and when the training will be reviewed. This enables the apprentice and their employer to chart the progress of the Modern Apprenticeship.


What’s in a Modern Apprenticeship?

Modern Apprenticeships are at Level 2 and 3 and provide the apprentice with on and off-the-job practical training, a chance to earn while they learn and opportunities to progress.

Modern Apprenticeships consist of an SVQ along with five Core Skills – Communication, Numeracy, Working with Others, ICT and Problem Solving. There are four Modern Apprenticeship frameworks available:

These qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and prove an employee’s competence to do their job. What’s more the award is a good stepping stone to further training.


Useful links

For general information about Modern Apprenticeships –  Skills Development Scotland

For information on careers in logistics – Delivering Your Future

For information on careers in logistics – My World of Work

To find the latest copy of each of the Apprenticeship frameworks – Skills Development Scotland